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When buying a commercial wood chipper, you will want to ensure that the machine you buy is strong, reliable and has enough power in order to get the job done.

Labor-intensive work of this nature is made much easier if you have the correct tool. However, there are a number of wood chippers on the market, with varying price-points and features.

These things are not cheap. Knowing which model to spend your money on can be a difficult choice.

That’s where we aim to help.

In this review roundup, we have selected 5 top-rated commercial wood chippers. Our choices are supported by verified customer reviews in tandem with intensive product research and analysis.

And these are the results…

Best Commercial Wood Chipper

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Detail K2 6inch 14HP Gas Powered Kohler Engine Commercial Chipper with Tow Hitch
Farmer Helper Wood Chipper 4"dia. Cat.I 3pt 16HP+ Rated (BX42)
YARDBEAST 3514 429cc 14hp Wood Chipper
Wood Chipper Cutter Leaf Mulcher 5 Inch Capacity, Steel Blades, Adjustable Deflector Vane Discharge Chute, 15HP Gas Power 4 Stroke Motor 420cc 1 Year Warranty Model DR-CS-15HP
Wood Chipper Tractor Attachment PTO Cutter Leaf Mulcher Shredder, Tractors 18 to 50HP, 4 x 10 Inch Chipper Capacity, 1 Year Parts Warranty, Model BX42S
Detail K2 6inch 14HP Gas Powered Kohler Engine Commercial Chipper with Tow Hitch
Farmer Helper Wood Chipper 4"dia. Cat.I 3pt 16HP+ Rated (BX42)
YARDBEAST 3514 429cc 14hp Wood Chipper
Wood Chipper Cutter Leaf Mulcher 5 Inch Capacity, Steel Blades, Adjustable Deflector Vane Discharge Chute, 15HP Gas Power 4 Stroke Motor 420cc 1 Year Warranty Model DR-CS-15HP
Wood Chipper Tractor Attachment PTO Cutter Leaf Mulcher Shredder, Tractors 18 to 50HP, 4 x 10 Inch Chipper Capacity, 1 Year Parts Warranty, Model BX42S
EDITOR'S CHOICE
Detail K2 6inch 14HP Gas Powered Kohler Engine Commercial Chipper with Tow Hitch
Detail K2 6inch 14HP Gas Powered Kohler Engine Commercial Chipper with Tow Hitch
Farmer Helper Wood Chipper 4"dia. Cat.I 3pt 16HP+ Rated (BX42)
Farmer Helper Wood Chipper 4"dia. Cat.I 3pt 16HP+ Rated (BX42)
YARDBEAST 3514 429cc 14hp Wood Chipper
YARDBEAST 3514 429cc 14hp Wood Chipper
Wood Chipper Cutter Leaf Mulcher 5 Inch Capacity, Steel Blades, Adjustable Deflector Vane Discharge Chute, 15HP Gas Power 4 Stroke Motor 420cc 1 Year Warranty Model DR-CS-15HP
Wood Chipper Cutter Leaf Mulcher 5 Inch Capacity, Steel Blades, Adjustable Deflector Vane Discharge Chute, 15HP Gas Power 4 Stroke Motor 420cc 1 Year Warranty Model DR-CS-15HP
Wood Chipper Tractor Attachment PTO Cutter Leaf Mulcher Shredder, Tractors 18 to 50HP, 4 x 10 Inch Chipper Capacity, 1 Year Parts Warranty, Model BX42S
Wood Chipper Tractor Attachment PTO Cutter Leaf Mulcher Shredder, Tractors 18 to 50HP, 4 x 10 Inch Chipper Capacity, 1 Year Parts Warranty, Model BX42S

Commercial Wood Chipper Reviews

1. EDITORS CHOICE: DK2 Power OPC506 Commercial Wood chipper

This towable fuel-powered model is a high-performance, reliable, and durable medium-duty woodchipper with robust construction and a feed capacity of 6-6.25 inches.

It is powered by a 14HP gasoline engine designed and made by Kohler Company. Also, its supply chute is a detachable feed hopper; and the wood is fed into its Cyclonic drum chipper that has 2 reversible, dual-edge blades.

Its feed chute has handles for raising or lowering the chute. It features dual lock discharge chute that can swing to provide access into the chipping chamber.

Moreover, it can be towed on its 48-inch long wheel axle, which comfortably handles the weight of the woodchipper.

Likewise, its tow bar features a 2-inch hitch pin, and 2 chains, which are used to secure the woodchipper to the car for towing.

This model can also be used to shred small soft twigs, leaves, and soft organic matter into small chips to be used as mulch or compost; and this makes it a shredder, and hence it is designated as a combination chipper shredder.

The noise level that it produces during operation is about 74 decibels (as heard by the human ear, or 74dBA). This equipment is designed and made by Detail K2, Inc. It belongs to the DK2 Power series of woodchippers, and its model number is OPC506.

It is shipped in a wooden crate weighing 461 pounds, and measuring 48inches long, 37inches wide, and 85inches tall.

This model comes in a semi-assembled state, with the engine already bolted to the top of the chipper, and its motion transmission system already fitted in place.

Likewise, all the components needed to assemble it into a fully operational woodchipper are packaged in the crate.

The portability components are the 48-inch long wheel axle, and 2 wheels with their valve stems, as well as wheel assembling tools – washers, nuts, pins, and caps.

This wheel axle serves as the rear axle of the chipper and it is bolted to the chipping unit. Likewise, there is the tow bar hitch that is bolted to the chipper, and a tow bar stand is inserted to its front end and then secured in place using a hitch pin.

This allows the tow bar to be inserted into its hitch and secured using the tow-bar screw lock. The inlet and output parts of the model are the feed chute and discharge chute.

The other items in the crate are hinge pins, safety glasses, oil fill bottles, spanners, work gloves, ear protection, T-handle, and the easy-to-follow assembly guide.

Its tires are approved by the Department of Transport (DOT) to be run at speeds of up to 45 miles-per-hour (mph), but the recommended speed of the vehicle that is towing this model is 25mph.

Additionally, this model features a swing discharge chute that is hinged on the outlet port of the chipping unit using barn hinges, and when this chute is latched to its hinges, it can be secured in place using barn hinge pins.

The fully-assembled unit weighs about 395 pounds and can be wheeled about in DOT-approved tires. The color scheme of the fully assembled model is orange and black. It is made of high-quality steel plates and cast-iron hood.

The collared inlet hopper is secured to chipper using 2 hinges and hinge pins. Also, as mentioned earlier, its discharge chute is secured using barn hinges, and one of these hinges can be unpinned to allow the chute to be swung to the opposite side so as to expose the outlet port of the chipping chamber.

This allows for cleaning of the chipping unit, and thereafter the chute is simply latched back. The swing latch can be opened easily by simply pulling its handle, and this allows for tool-less (or tool-free) access to the drum.

The spout of this feed chute can be moved up and down through 180º, which allows the user to change the position of the inlet port (in relation to the ground level) from near the ground to up to the height of a pick-up bed.

The collar on the inlet port is made up of shaped metal tubes, with an inverted U-shaped round pipe forming the 3 sides of the collar, while the bottom square pipe forms the bottom side of the collar.

Directly behind this square pipe are 2 cut holes that allow one to insert his/her finger and tip the woodchipper by raising or lowering the supply hopper. A protection sheet is provided to cover the feed chute when it is not in use.

The engine is placed directly above the chipping chamber and is connected to the blade-shaft via a dual belt drive system. The engine also comes equipped with a choke, pull starter, throttle, and on/off switch that is connected to a key lock via electrical cables.

The engine is a Kohler Command Pro CH440 single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 429cc and a power output of 14HP.

This engine comes attached to wires, which need to be assembled and routed through a wire pipe located underneath the feed chute till the wires are connected to the key lock switch.

The wired pipe terminates into a pipe-plug that holds the key lock, which is positioned centrally underneath the hopper collar, and this allows for easy access to the lock button hence enabling the user to easily lock the engine.

As expected of gasoline engines, there is a spark plug that must be supplied with electricity for it to produce a spark to burn the gasoline-air mixture in its combustion chamber, and this electricity is provided by an inbuilt alternator.

The fuel tank is located atop of the engine, and the maximum (fuel) amount that can be stored in it is 7 liters (7L or 1.85 gallons).

The engine must be started manually. Relatedly, the recommended oil to be used in this engine is 10W30. At its normal performance, this engine delivers a torque of 9.74 newtons-per-meter (N/m).

The proprietary Cyclonic drum in this chipper is positioned horizontally with blades attached on its external surfaces along its (drum) diameter.

This means that the blades are centrally positioned on the drum, and they are 180º apart. This makes the distance between the blade attachments to be equal to the drum diameter, which also means that this chipper produces relatively long woodchips (that are about 3inches long).

The engine spins the drum to speeds of up to 3600rpm, which is exceptionally high for this category of the woodchipper.

This also allows its rotor system to quickly draw in wood debris from the feed chute. Additionally, its Cyclonic chipping chamber supports auto-adjustment of blade position during operation.

This model comes with 2 steel blades. Each blade has a dual cutting edge, and it is 13inches long. Dual edge blade means that the blade is sharpened on both sides of its length hence giving it 2 sharp edges for cutting wood.

This allows the user to simply use the same blade even if one edge is blunted as all that is needed is just to change the cutting edge that will cut the wood, and this type of blade is called a reversible blade.

Each blade is bolted to the drum, and this also means that they can be replaced by simply unbolting them and bolting in place a new blade.

The discharge chute terminates into a lockable directional deflector that is used to regulate the direction of the woodchips being blown out of the chipper.

Just below the base of the discharge chute is a lockable toolbox where maintenance and service tools such as spanners, oil cans, and feeding tools can be placed. The discharge neck is tall which allows for chips to be thrown into pickup or truck beds.

Even so, this model is not an off-the-shelf solution for amateur users who want to chip their wood debris as improper use can cause significant injuries to the body.

This model is supported by a 12-month limited warranty, while its engine is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Pros of the DK2 Power OPC506 Commercial Wood chipper
  • Feed capacity of 6-6.25inches.
  • Equipped with a Kohler CH440 single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 429cc, and power and torque output of 14HP and 9.74N/m.
  • Drum chipper operates at speeds of up to 3600 rpm.
  • Towable at speeds of up to 25mph.
  • Comes with a collared, detachable feed hopper.
  • Dual-lock, swing discharge chute.
  • Tall discharge neck.
  • Drum chipper that uses a rotor system.
  • Chipping done by two 13-inch long, dual-edge reversible blades.
  • Built-in toolbox.
  • Limited warranty of 1 year for woodchipper and 3-year warranty for the engine.
The Cons
  • Expensive.
  • Must be assembled by the user or a hired professional.
  • Requires experience to use.

Bottom-line

DK2 Power OPC506 is a tow-behind, fuel-powered medium-duty chipper shredder with robust construction and a feed capacity of 6 inches.

This high-performance, reliable, and durable model is powered by a Kohler CH440 single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 429cc, and power and torque output of 14HP and 9.74N/m.

It also features detachable, collared feed hopper; dual-lock swing discharge chute, and its Cyclonic drum chipper that has 2 reversible, dual-edge blades. It also comes in a semi-assembled state and the user is provided with an assembly guide.

The consummate work efficiency, superb build design, and high work output of DK2 Power OPC506 makes it the best commercial wood chipper in this review.

2. Farmer Helper FH-BX42S Commercial Wood chipper

This is a high-performance, reliable and durable medium-duty disk woodchipper that must be run by an external engine that is connected to the chipping unit via a series 04 Shear Pin driveline.

This means that this model does not come with its own engine like DK2 Power OPC506, and it can only run when it is connected to a vehicle engine (due to its work demands that electric engines cannot support).

It uses a direct drive to the connect the blade-shaft to the PTO drive shaft, which is then connected to the vehicle-mounted (matching) PTO (which allows the woodchipper to be connected to tractors, or any other suitable vehicle, that can run it).

Farmer Helper BX42 requires the vehicle engine to supply 15-50HP through the PTO. This model is designed and made by Farmer Helper, and its model number is FH-BX42S.

For normal chipping of softwood, it uses 16-25HP. Relatedly, the feed capacity of this model is 4inches. It uses 4 precision cut, high-grade blades made from high-grade hardened steel.

Its chipping unit also features air intake vents that allow air to enter into the chipping chamber and increase the blowing force that blasts the woodchip out of the discharge spout and can throw the chips 20 feet away from the woodchipper.

Moreover, the direction of its feed hopper can be adjusted. It also uses the 3pt Category I Hitch Mount to connect to the back of the vehicle providing power.

Unlike DK2 Power OPC506, this model does not have wheels but instead uses 4 steel stands that can be fitted to steel feet.

Steel feet make the machine stable on the field when chipping wood. Removing the stands reduces the operating height.

Relatedly, like DK2 Power OPC506, this model supports both gravity-fed and self-feeding mechanism for feeding wood debris to the chipping unit, and it also shreds small soft twigs, leaves, and soft organic matter into small chips to be used as mulch or compost; and this makes it a combination chipper shredder.

Farmer Helper FH-BX42S is shipped in a wooden crate weighing 451 pounds.

This model comes in a semi-assembled state, and the components needed to assemble it into a fully operational woodchipper are packaged in the crate.

The fully-assembled unit weighs about 430 pounds, and its color scheme is orange and black. It is made of high-quality steel plates.

It has an angled, detachable collared feed hopper whose square top is 20inches by inches in area. There are 2 flaps inside the hopper that prevents wood debris from flying out.

Unlike DK2 Power OPC506 which has a swing discharge chute with a tall neck, Farmer Helper FH-BX42S features a short-necked discharge chute that can be rotated 360º to change the place where woodchips are thrown.

The discharge chute terminates into a lockable directional deflector that is used to regulate the direction of the woodchips being blown out of the chipper.

Nonetheless, the height of the discharge chute is fixed. Still, the discharge height can be adjusted by orienting the deflector to face upwards or downwards, with the deflector facing up allowing for chips to be thrown up-to 60inches above the ground.

This model uses a splined PTO drive shaft with 6 splines on each end, to drive the blade-shaft that spins the 80-pound flywheel with 4 reversible blades.

This disc spins at about 540rpm. Each blade is bolted to the disc by 4 bolts, which makes this bladed disc system durable and strong.

An additional blade is bolted outside the chipping chamber. The blades are also angled at 45º on the disc, and this allows the bladed disc system to draw in wood debris from the feed chute.

As expected, the blades can be replaced. The chipping chamber has blower paddles that act as flanges, which also act as twig breakers for better chipping of twigs and soft stems.

Unlike DK2 Power OPC506, this model is not an off-the-shelf solution for amateur users. Still, beginners can quickly learn how to use Farmer Helper FH-BX42S.

This model is supported by a 24-month limited warranty.

Pros of the DK2 Power OPC506 Commercial Wood chipper
  • Feed capacity of 4inches.
  • Low operating height.
  • Uses 16HP or more during chipping which optimizes its work output.
  • Disc chipper operates at speeds of up to 540 rpm.
  • 80-pound flywheel provides adequate momentum to blade chipping the wood.
  • It comes with a collared, detachable feed hopper.
  • The discharge chute can be rotated through 360º.
  • Uses a bladed disc system with 4 blades, with adjacent blades placed 90º apart from each other.
  • Limited warranty of 2 years.
The Cons
  • Does not have wheel hence it cannot be towed.
  • Must be connected to an external engine via a PTO driveline.
  • Must be assembled by the user or a hired professional.
  • Requires experience to use.

Bottom-line

Farmer Helper FH-BX42S is a high-performance, reliable and durable medium-duty disk woodchipper that requires external power to be provided through a Series 04 Shear Pin driveline PTO motion transfer system.

The PTO connects the chipping unit to the drive shaft of a vehicle.

The vehicle engine needs to supply 15-50HP through the PTO. Its discharge height can be adjusted to 60inches.

Additionally, it has an 80-pound flywheel with 4 attached blades.

3. YardBeast 3514 Commercial Wood Chipper

This is mobile fuel-powered medium-duty chipper shredder with robust steel construction and a feed capacity of 3.5 inches.

It has a disc chipper and uses the bladed disc system. It also comes with a pull-bar for moving it around the field. It is similar to Farmer Helper FH-BX42S in terms of operational design, but with its own 14HP gasoline engine.

Like DK2 Power OPC506, this YardBeast model is equipped with a Kohler CH440 single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 429cc, and power and torque output of 14HP and 9.74N/m. It also comes with 4 small pneumatic wheels fitted to 2 drive axles of the woodchipper.

These drive axles are bolted to the base of the model. The wheel can either be 4-inch or 10-inch in diameter.

Its engine features the NORAM® Heavy-Duty centrifugal clutch, while its drive belt motion transmission system features cast-iron 2-groove rotor pulleys, each with a 1-3/8 inches taper hub, and drive belts used are 2 Gates® Hi-Power II-B64 belt.

Additionally, the entire unit is an all-steel fabrication of welded high-gauge steel that is finished off with a powder coat.

This model is designed and made by Rederick Metal Industries Corp, which is headquartered in Florida, Miami. It is marketed by its subsidiary, YARDBEAST Chippers Outdoor Power Equipment. Its model number is 3514.

It is shipped in a wooden crate weighing 320 pounds, and measuring 44inches long, 29inches wide, and 54inches tall.

This model comes in a semi-assembled state, with the engine already bolted to the base of the chipper, and its motion transmission system already fitted in place.

Likewise, all the components needed to assemble it into a fully operational woodchipper are packaged in the crate.

The engine is located beside the chipper unit. Like DK2 Power OPC506, this YardBeast model features a tall discharge neck. The color scheme of the fully assembled model is green.

It has an angled, detachable collared feed hopper. This hopped is bolted to the chipping unit. There are 4 strips of flaps inside the hopper that prevents wood debris from flying out.

This model can also be used to shred small soft twigs, leaves, and soft organic matter; and this makes it a combination chipper shredder.

The Kohler Command Pro CH440 single-cylinder gasoline engine has a displacement capacity of 429cc and a power output of 14HP.

This engine must be started manually, and its spark plug is ignited by electricity is provided by an inbuilt alternator. Also, its 7L fuel tank is located atop of the engine.

The recommended oil to be used in this engine is 10W30. At its normal performance, this engine delivers a torque of 9.74 newtons-per-meter (N/m).

The 14HP engine drives the 56-pound flywheel with 1 D2 tool steel blade. This disc spins at about 3000rpm. The blade is bolted to the disc using 3 bolts.

As expected, the blade is angled on the disc, which allows this bladed disc system to draw in wood debris from the feed chute. As expected, the blades can be replaced. Moreover, the chipping chamber has flanges.

Its discharge chute has a tall neck that terminates into a lockable directional deflector. This allows for chips to be thrown into pickup or truck beds.

Even so, this model is not an off-the-shelf solution for amateur users who want to chip their wood debris as improper use can cause significant injuries to the body.

This model is supported by a 24-month limited warranty, while its engine is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Pros of the YardBeast 3514 Commercial Wood Chipper
  • Feed capacity of 3.5inches.
  • Equipped with a Kohler CH440 single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of
  • 429cc, and power and torque output of 14HP and 9.74N/m.
  • Uses a bladed disc system with a D2 tool steel blade.
  • All steel fabrication of welded high-gauge steel
  • Comes with a collared, angled feed hopper.
  • Tall discharge neck.
  • Disc chipper operates at speeds of up to 3000 rpm.
  • 56-pound flywheel provides adequate momentum to blade chipping the wood.
  • Limited warranty of 2 years for woodchipper and 3-year warranty for the engine.
The Cons
  • Expensive.
  • Must be assembled by the user or a hired professional.
  • Requires experience to use.

Bottom-line

YardBeast 3514 is a hand-towed, fuel-powered medium-duty chipper shredder with robust steel construction and a feed capacity of 3.5 inches. Its single-bladed chipper is paired with a high, fixed discharge chute.

This high-performance, reliable, and durable bladed disc model is powered by a Kohler CH440 single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 429cc, and power and torque output of 14HP and 9.74N/m.

It also features an angled, collared feed hopper. Moreover, it comes in a semi-assembled state and the user is provided with an assembly guide.

4. Western Pacific DR-CS-15HP Commercial Wood Chipper

This towable, fuel-powered model is a high-performance, reliable, and durable medium-duty chipper shredder with robust construction and a feed capacity of 5inches.

It is powered by a Loncin single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 420cc, and a power output of 15HP.

This engine features an automatic low-oil shutdown and an advanced centrifugal clutch. It also comes with twin reversible chipping blades, and there is a lead-acid battery fitted below the inlet port of the chipping unit, and this battery serves to provide power to the spark plug that ignites the engine.

The operational and construction designs of this Western Pacific is similar to that of the DK2 Power OPC506 woodchipper.

Even so, the discharge chute of this DR-CS-15HP model features a deflector vane on its bottom side, which terminates into the lockable deflector, and this allows for attachment of a collection bag to collect the woodchips.

Moreover, its collared feed chute has 2 collars, with the outer collar acting as a handle for raising or lowering the chute.

It can shred debris into ¼-inch mulch. This equipment is designed and made by Western Pacific, and its model number is DR-CS-15HP.

It is shipped in a wooden crate weighing 560 pounds, and measuring 45.6inches long, 31.2inches wide, and 70.8inches tall.

This model comes in a semi-assembled state, with the engine already bolted to the top of the chipper, and its motion transmission system already fitted in place.

Likewise, all the components needed to assemble it into a fully operational woodchipper are packaged in the crate. Its wheel axle needs to be bolted to the chipping unit.

Likewise, the tow bar hitch needs to be bolted to the chipper, and a tow bar stand fixed before the tow bar is inserted and secured using a screw lock.

The assembly instructions are provided in the easy-to-follow assembly guide that is in the crate. This machine can also be used to shred small soft twigs, leaves, and soft organic matter, which makes it a combination chipper shredder.

Its color scheme is dark orange and black. It is made of high-quality steel.

Its 14-inch tires allow for slow towing after it has been connected to the vehicle using the 2-inch ball hitch of the tow bar.

Also, both the collared inlet hopper and discharge chute are bolted to the chipping unit, but on opposite sides. Also, the supply chute is covered by 3 protective strips.

Like DK2 Power OPC506 woodchipper, the engine in this model is placed directly above the chipping chamber and is connected to the blade-shaft via a dual belt drive system.

The engine also comes equipped with a pull starter. The 6.5L fuel tank is located atop the engine, and its oil capacity is 1.1L. The engine must be started manually.

Likewise, the drum in this chipper is positioned horizontally with blades attached to its external surface.

It can produce mulch that is 2mm wide. The engine spins the drum to speeds of up to 3600rpm, which also allows its rotor system to quickly draw in wood debris from the feed chute. Moreover, this model comes with 2 reversible steel blades.

This model is supported by a 12-month limited warranty.

Pros of the Western Pacific DR-CS-15HP Commercial Wood Chipper
  • Feed capacity of 5 inches.
  • Equipped with a Loncin single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 420cc, and power output of 145HP.
  • Drum chipper operates at speeds of up-to 3600 rpm.
  • Comes with a collared, detachable feed hopper.
  • Tall discharge neck.
  • Drum chipper that uses a rotor system.
  • Chipping done by two, reversible blades.
  • Comes with a lead-acid battery.
  • Comes with a deflector vane that allows for collection bags to be fitted to the discharge chute.
  • Limited warranty of 1 year for woodchipper.
The Cons
  • Must be assembled by the user or a hired professional.
  • Requires experience to use.

Bottom-line

Western Pacific DR-CS-15HP is a towable, fuel-powered model with a feed capacity of 5inches.

This high-performance, reliable, and durable medium-duty chipper shredder is powered by a Loncin single-cylinder gasoline engine with a displacement capacity of 420cc, and power output of 15HP.

Its engine features automatic low-oil shutdown and advanced centrifugal clutch. It also comes with twin reversible chipping blades and a lead-acid battery. Moreover, it features a detachable, collared feed hopper.

As expected, it comes in a semi-assembled state and the user is provided with an assembly guide.

5. Western Pacific BX42S Commercial Wood Chipper

This is a Western Pacific model that share operational and construction designs with the Farmer Helper FH-BX42S, and they even share the same suffix – BX42S.

This Western Pacific machine is a high-performance, reliable and durable medium-duty disk woodchipper that must be run by an external engine that is connected to the chipping unit via a PTO driveline.

The PTO Category is the 1, 3-Point Linkage. This PTO allows its splined drive shaft to receive power from a vehicle engine, as long the engine can supply 18-50HP through the PTO.

Relatedly, its feed capacity is 4inches; and it 4 precision cut, high-grade reversible blades made from high-grade hardened steel.

Also, the direction of its feed hopper can be adjusted. The model number for this machine is DR-CS-15HP. Moreover, this is the 2019 model.

Like Farmer Helper FH-BX42S, this model does not have wheels and it stands on 2 long steel feet. This gives it a low operating height, which is convenient if the user wants to throw in soft debris as fast as possible for mulch to be produced.

Also, this machine is primarily gravity-fed, while its bladed disc system provides for self-feeding mechanism.

Likewise, because it can shred small soft twigs, leaves, and soft organic matter into small chips, it is considered a combination chipper shredder.

Western Pacific BX42S is shipped in a wooden crate weighing 500 pounds. It comes in a semi-assembled state, and the components needed to assemble it into a fully operational woodchipper are packaged in the crate.

The fully-assembled unit weighs about 425 pounds, and its color scheme is green. It is made of high-quality steel plates.

Like Farmer Helper FH-BX42S, this model has an angled, detachable collared feed hopper whose square top is 20inches by inches in area. Moreover, there are flaps inside the hopper that prevents wood debris from flying out.

Just like Farmer Helper FH-BX42S, this Western Pacific BX42S wood chipper features a short-necked discharge chute that can be rotated 360º.

The discharge chute terminates into a lockable directional deflector.

Likewise, the discharge height can be adjusted by orienting the deflector to face upwards or downwards, with the deflector facing up allowing for chips to be thrown up-to 60inches above the ground. This allows for chips to be blown onto truck beds.

Western Pacific BX42S has a 110-pound flywheel with 4 reversible blades made of hardened tool steel. This disc spins at about 540rpm, though it can reach speeds of 1000rpm. The blades are bolted to the disc.

Moreover, because the blades are angled on the disc, then the bladed disc system can draw in wood debris from the feed chute.

As expected, the blades can be replaced, and the chipping chamber has directional flanges that act as twig breakers for better chipping of twigs and soft stems.

This model is supported by a 12-month limited warranty.

Pros of the Western Pacific BX42S Commercial Wood Chipper
  • Feed capacity of 4inches.
  • Low operating height.
  • Uses 18HP or more during chipping which optimizes its work output.
  • Disc chipper operates at speeds of up to 1000 rpm.
  • 110-pound flywheel provides adequate momentum to blade chipping the wood.
  • It comes with a collared feed hopper.
  • The discharge chute can be rotated through 360º.
  • Uses a bladed disc system with 4 blades.
  • Limited warranty of 12 months.
The Cons
  • Does not have wheel hence it cannot be towed.
  • Must be connected to an external engine via a PTO driveline.
  • Must be assembled by the user or a hired professional.
  • Requires experience to use.

Bottom-line

Western Pacific BX42S is a high-performance, reliable and durable medium-duty disk woodchipper that requires external power to be provided through a PTO driveline.

The PTO connects the chipping unit to the drive shaft of a vehicle. The vehicle engine needs to supply 18-50HP via the PTO.

Its discharge height can reach 60inches. Moreover, it has a 110-pound flywheel with 4 attached blades. These blades are made of hardened tool steel.

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